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58 Pa. Code § 601a.10. Approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment.

§ 601a.10. Approval of table game layouts, signage and equipment.

 (a)  Table game staffing plans, tournament schedules, dealer training programs and schematics of gaming guides, table game layouts, signage and equipment that require the approval of the Board’s Executive Director shall be submitted electronically to the Bureau of Gaming Operations using the Internal Controls & Table Games Submission Form on the Board’s web site.

 (b)  For purposes of this subpart, schematics of table game equipment that shall be submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Operations for review and Executive Director approval include:

   (1)  Cards.

   (2)  Dice.

   (3)  Pai Gow tiles.

   (4)  Gaming chips.

   (5)  Plaques.

   (6)  Commemorative chips.

   (7)  Pai Gow and Sic Bo shakers.

   (8)  Big Six and Roulette wheels.

   (9)  Envelopes and containers used to hold or transport table game equipment.

   (10)  Other table game devices that are not otherwise required to be submitted to the Bureau of Gaming Laboratory Operations for approval in accordance with §  461a.4(c)(12) (relating to submission for testing and approval).

 (c)  Within 15 calendar days following the filing of a table game staffing plan, tournament schedule, dealer training program or a prototype of gaming guides, table game layouts, signage or equipment, the Bureau of Gaming Operations will review the submission and report the results to the Board’s Executive Director.

 (d)  If during the 15-day review period in subsection (c), the Bureau of Gaming Operations determines that the table game staffing plan, tournament schedule, dealer training program, prototype of a gaming guide, table game layout, signage or equipment is deficient or inconsistent with the regulations, the Bureau of Gaming Operations, by written notice to the certificate holder, will specify the nature of the deficiency or inconsistency and, when possible, an acceptable alternative. The certificate holder shall then submit a revised plan, schedule, program or prototype using the Internal Controls & Table Games Submission Form.

 (e)  A certificate holder may implement a table game staffing plan, tournament schedule or dealer training program and may utilize a gaming guide, table game layout, signage or equipment in the licensed facility upon receipt of written approval from the Board’s Executive Director.

 (f)  The Bureau of Casino Compliance will conduct an onsite inspection of equipment storage and destruction areas which may not be utilized by the certificate holder until the location and physical characteristics have been approved by the Director of Casino Compliance.

 (g)  A certificate holder shall obtain onsite approval from the casino compliance supervisor at the licensed facility for the following:

   (1)  Alternative locations for:

     (i)   Equipment that is required to be on the gaming table, including drop boxes, shakers, shufflers, discard racks and tip boxes, prior to the commencement of operations at that gaming table.

     (ii)   The complete text of the rules of all authorized games, as required under §  601a.8(a) (relating to patron access to the rules of the games; gaming guides).

   (2)  Amendments to the licensee’s plan for the distribution and collection of slot cash storage boxes, table game drop boxes or bad beat boxes in accordance with §  465a.25(b) (relating to counting and recording of slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes).

   (3)  Sample sets of gaming chips and plaques manufactured in accordance with approved design specifications as required under § §  603a.2(b)(2) and 603a.9(b)(2) (relating to gaming chips; physical characteristics applicable to all gaming chips, issuance and use, promotional nongaming chips; and plaques; issuance and use, denominations and physical characteristics).

   (4)  The collection times for dice, cards, tiles and other table game equipment from the gaming floor.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  601a.10 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1322, 13A02(1) and (2), 13A27, 1602, 1604 and 1608.

Source

   The provisions of this §  601a.10 amended November 1, 2019, effective November 2, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 6676. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (389432) and (397231) to (397232).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  465a.9 (relating to surveillance system; surveillance department control; surveillance department restrictions); 58 Pa. Code §  465a.14 (relating to security department minimum staffing); 58 Pa. Code §  465a.18 (relating to transportation of slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes to and from the gaming floor; storage); 58 Pa. Code §  465a.25 (relating to counting and recording of slot cash storage boxes and table game drop boxes); 58 Pa. Code §  465a.35 (relating to personnel assigned to the operation and conduct of table games); 58 Pa. Code §  601a.7 (relating to rules of the games; notice); 58 Pa. Code §  601a.8 (relating to patron access to the rules of the games; gaming guides); 58 Pa. Code §  603a.2 (relating to gaming chips; physical characteristics applicable to all gaming chips, issuance and use, promotional nongaming chips); 58 Pa. Code §  603a.3 (relating to value chips; denominations and physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  603a.5 (relating to Roulette chips; permitted uses, inventory and impressments); 58 Pa. Code §  603a.6 (relating to tournament chips); 58 Pa. Code §  603a.9 (relating to plaques; issuance and use, denominations and physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  603a.11 (relating to receipt of gaming chips or plaques from a manufacturer or supplier; inventory, security, storage and destruction of chips and plaques); 58 Pa. Code §  603a.12 (relating to dice; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  603a.13 (relating to dice; receipt, storage, inspection and removal from use); 58 Pa. Code §  603a.15 (relating to cards; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  603a.16 (relating to cards; receipt, storage, inspection and removal from use); 58 Pa. Code §  603a.18 (relating to Pai Gow tiles; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  603a.19 (relating to Pai Gow tiles; receipt, storage, inspection and removal from use); 58 Pa. Code §  603a.20 (relating to Match Play Coupons; physical characteristics and issuance); 58 Pa. Code §  611a.2 (relating to minimum proficiency requirements); 58 Pa. Code §  611a.4 (relating to submission of training programs to the Board); 58 Pa. Code §  617a.1 (relating to Roulette ball; Roulette wheel and table; physical characteristics; double zero Roulette wheel used as a single zero Roulette wheel); 58 Pa. Code §  619a.1 (relating to Big Six Wheel layout; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  621a.2 (relating to Pai Gow table; Pai Gow shaker; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  623a.2 (relating to Craps and Mini-Craps tables; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  625a.1 (relating to Sic Bo table; Sic Bo shaker; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  627a.2 (relating to Minibaccarat table physical characterisitics); 58 Pa. Code §  629a.2 (relating to Midibaccarat table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  631a.2 (relating to Baccarat table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  633a.2 (relating to Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections); 58 Pa. Code §  633a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play); 58 Pa. Code §  635a.2 (relating to Spanish 21 table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections); 58 Pa. Code §  635a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play); 58 Pa. Code §  637a.2 (relating to Poker table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  639a.2 (relating to Caribbean Stud Poker table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  639a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  641a.2 (relating to Four Card Poker table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  641a.8 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  643a.2 (relating to Let It Ride Poker table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  643a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  645a.2 (relating to Pai Gow Poker table; Pai Gow Poker shaker; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  645a.5 (relating to shuffle and cut of the cards; procedures for determining the starting position for dealing cards); 58 Pa. Code §  645a.8 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  647a.1 (relating to definitions); 58 Pa. Code §  647a.2 (relating to Texas Hold ’Em Bonus Poker table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  647a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  649a.2 (relating to Three Card Poker table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  649a.8 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  651a.2 (relating to Casino War table; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  651a.3 (relating to cards; number of decks; dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  653a.2 (relating to Ultimate Texas Hold ’Em Poker table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  653a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  655a.2 (relating to Mississippi Stud table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  655a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  657a.2 (relating to Crazy 4 Poker table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  657a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  659a.2 (relating to Fortune Asia Poker table; shaker; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  661a.2 (relating to Three Dice Football table; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  663a.2 (relating to Five Card Hi-Lo table; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  663a.8 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  665a.2 (relating to Double Attack Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections); 58 Pa. Code §  665a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play); 58 Pa. Code §  668a.1 (relating to Props & Hops table; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  668a.3 (relating to dice; shaker; procedure for completion of each round of play); 58 Pa. Code §  669a.2 (relating to Raise It Up Stud Poker table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  669a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  670a.2 (relating to Six-Card Fortune Pai Gow Poker table; physical characteristics; shaker); 58 Pa. Code §  670a.8 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  671a.2 (relating to Lunar Poker table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  671a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  672a.2 (relating to Free Bet Blackjack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections); 58 Pa. Code §  672a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play); 58 Pa. Code §  673a.2 (relating to Double Back Jack table; card reader device; physical characteristics; inspections); 58 Pa. Code §  673a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play); 58 Pa. Code §  674a.2 (relating to Criss-Cross Poker table physical charactertistics); 58 Pa. Code §  674a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  675a.1 (relating to High Roll Dice table; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  675a.3 (relating to dice; shaker); 58 Pa. Code §  676a.2 (relating to Go Fore It table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  676a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  677a.2 (relating to World Poker Tour Heads-Up Hold ’Em table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  677a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  678a.2 (relating to High Card Flush table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  678a.8 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  679a.2 (relating to Three Card Prime table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  679a.8 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  680a.2 (relating to Saigon 5 Card table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  680a.8 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  681a.2 (relating to 21 Baccarat table; physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  681a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play); 58 Pa. Code §  682a.2 (relating to Four Card Prime table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  682a.8 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  683a.2 (relating to Cajun Stud table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  683a.8 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  684a.2 (relating to Four Card Frenzy table physical characteristics); 58 Pa. Code §  684a.8 (relating to procedures for dealing the cards from a manual dealing shoe); 58 Pa. Code §  685a.2 (relating to Down Under Blackjack table; Masque Card Reader device; physical characteristics; inspections); 58 Pa. Code §  685a.7 (relating to procedure for dealing the cards; completion of each round of play); and 58 Pa. Code §  689.1 (relating to Dreamcatcher layout; physical characteristics).



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